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Secret Santa 2008 - The Sign up is OVER + all PMs SENT!

on: November 15, 2008, 05:48:15 pm
So it is that time of the year again :D

The Secret Santa, for those who are not familiar with it, is an annoymous gift exchanging activity.
Basically, you will be making a present for someone and receiving another one.
The catch is that you know who you are giving it to, but not who is giving it to you, which makes it a very enjoyable and thrilling activity.
In our case, since we are Pixelation and all, we will be dealing with "pixel gifts".

Only those who sign up in this thread will be able to take part in it.
If you intend to do so, read carefully this thread.

First of all, here are some things you should be aware of:

  • For signing up, you must reply to this thread with a post along the lines of "I sign up" or "Count me in".
    Any message without a clear response will be ignored.
  • Also, when signing up, please put a couple of facts about you. What you like or dislike, hobbies, or whatever you think that would help the gift making.
  • Please only sign up if you are 100% sure you will be able to make something for your partner.
    If you sign up and do not deliver anything by the due date, you will get a strike and won't be able to participate in the Secret Santa next year.
    Be considerate and think about your partner. How would you feel if you didn't get a gift yourself?

The sign up starts today (November 15th, 2008), and will be open until November 24th (Monday; so you have 9 days to sign up).
You can sign up until I temporarily close the thread, so don't miss your chance.
Once closed, no more participants will be accepted.

Shortly after the sign up is over, you will receive a PM (Personal Message) with the name of the person you have to pixel for.
Then you will have until December 23rd to finish your gift.

Once you are done with yours, please PM me the gift and your partner's name, so I can organize the whole thing before Christmas.

So remember:
  • November 15th~24th - Secret Santa Sign up
  • November 24th/25th - PM Send out (You will receive your partner's name in your PM)
  • December 23rd - Last day to send in your gift

If you have any questions feel free to ask in this thread or PM me



Q&A

What is a "Pixel Gift"?
A pixel gift is basically a pixel art piece you will be giving your partner. It can be anything, from an animation, to an avatar or a full fledged picture.
Whatever you want, as long as it is pixelled.

I will be away on December 23rd, Can I still participate?
Sure. You do not have to deliver the gift exactly ON December 23rd. You can send it in as soon as you are done (actually I would recommend everyone to do this).
So as long as you can deliver it on time, you are good to go.

How are you going to pick the partners?
First I will be assigning everyone a number according to the order you sign up.
Then I will be running this random sequence generator and everyone will get a new number.
After that I will re-run the generator once again to pick the order.

I couldn't finish my gift... Can I send in a WIP?
Yes, but you will still get a strike, and you must finish it as soon as you can. Or else!  >:(

Can I pixel a gift for someone that is not my partner?
Sure, feel free to make extra gifts, but before that focus on your partner's.



Wrapping



On the Secret Santa thread, all the gifts will be wrapped (hyperlinked) in one of these wrappers.
You can pick one for your partner (when doing so, address to them as A2 or B3 etc).
In case you don't choose one, a random one will be assigned.


Participants

  • madPXL
  • PASSOUT
  • Reo
  • shaheen
  • Raytheon
  • Willows
  • Souly
  • surt *
  • Sherman Gill
  • Rawsushi
  • AdamAtomic
  • Cow
  • Panda
  • Rosse
  • huZba
  • skamocore
  • Opacus
  • Draco9898
  • SolidIdea
  • Atnas *
  • The B.O.B.
  • Joe
  • 8bitty
  • Fool
  • Chris2balls
  • Quake
  • Xion
  • Sabata
  • Larwick
  • Fatalis67
  • xhunterko
  • Kazuya Mochu
  • 32
  • Doppleganger
  • Dogmeat
  • Jad
  • Dokozai
  • I Am Uh
  • tehwexxl0rz *
  • MashPotato
  • JJ Naas
  • vedsten
  • chimico
  • junkboy
  • Zolthorg
  • Dex
  • Akira
  • Indigo
  • Overkill
  • Ro83rt
  • Mirre
  • mjau
« Last Edit: December 24, 2008, 09:37:20 am by Panda »

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Re: Secret Santa 2008 - Sign up

Reply #1 on: November 15, 2008, 10:30:30 pm
I'm in!

Like the last year, I like Akira Toriyama and old school game as Mario, Sonic and Crocodingus of course :D
I like original pixel and 3D poly stuffs!
« Last Edit: November 15, 2008, 10:35:54 pm by madPXL »

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Re: Secret Santa 2008 - Sign up

Reply #2 on: November 15, 2008, 10:30:46 pm
Me too!

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« Last Edit: November 23, 2008, 11:24:33 pm by PASSOUT »
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Re: Secret Santa 2008 - Sign up

Reply #3 on: November 15, 2008, 11:32:32 pm
Im definetly in this year as well! ;D
I like colorfull things, sarcastic/humoristic things and orignal stuff!
a mockup would also be cool  ;)
and if you make a gift for me I would love if it came with a bit of poetry  :)
So looking forward to this! :D
« Last Edit: November 21, 2008, 12:23:07 pm by Reo »

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Re: Secret Santa 2008 - Sign up

Reply #4 on: November 15, 2008, 11:55:20 pm
Count me in!

Lately I've been digging on the psychedelic, acoustic instruments, simplicity, bicycles, and people.
Hey, and robots are still groovy, too.
« Last Edit: November 17, 2008, 04:34:41 am by shaheen »

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Re: Secret Santa 2008 - Sign up

Reply #5 on: November 16, 2008, 12:00:56 am
I'm in

my favourite games are fable 2 and age of empires 2
i like psychedelic obscure anti-christ monsters, rock music and cool shit


also Field Hockey is so rad i love it sooo

ALSO
My last.fm - http://www.last.fm/user/Raytheon
my sheezyart - http://verion.sheezyart.com
my da - http://mvraytheon.deviantart.com
My PJ - http://www.pixeljoint.com/p/17105.htm?pg=1&sec=icons
« Last Edit: November 23, 2008, 01:44:19 am by Raytheon »
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Re: Secret Santa 2008 - Sign up

Reply #6 on: November 16, 2008, 12:32:45 am
Count me in!

I'm a fan of stupid-happy creatures, scowling, and weapons.

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Re: Secret Santa 2008 - Sign up

Reply #7 on: November 16, 2008, 01:45:55 am
I'm in.

I like:
Bersekers
Bones
Explosions
Excessive and unexplainable gore

Go for epic.
« Last Edit: November 17, 2008, 11:14:50 pm by Souly »

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Re: Secret Santa 2008 - Sign up

Reply #8 on: November 16, 2008, 02:01:22 am
I hereby express my acceptance of the above contract.

I request wrapping D5 (appropriately bland and insignificant).

I like moon-lit walks on the beach, snuggling by the fireplace, efficient use of bits, dark fantasy and hard sci-fi.

For further inspiration: RECYCLE!
« Last Edit: November 24, 2008, 09:25:48 am by surt »

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Re: Secret Santa 2008 - Sign up

Reply #9 on: November 16, 2008, 05:00:12 am
I'm in I'm in I'm so in!
Wrapping E5 please!
I like dashes of magenta, hard sci-fi, plenty of gore, and abstraction and weird stylization.
Oh yes naked women are beautiful
But I like shrimps more haha ;)